Gang members in Port Elizbeth, South Africa are using cameraphones for a different purpose. In the past we have heard of criminals being caught by cameraphoning bystanders, but this is a whole new ballgame. The criminals are photographing possible victims inside of banks who withdraw a lot of money. They are then sending the photo to another gang member outside who will stalk the person and eventually rob them. The police officials are urging banks to enforce a no cellphone policy.

Come on! First they get rid of cellphones in gyms, killing off my voyeur porn business, and now banks! My site, is destined for failure! On a serious note, it is kind of shitty that criminals are finally getting smarter when it comes to theft. What happened to the good 'ole days of purse snatching or the yank & shank? Image courtesy of

Gangs use cellphones to photograph bank clients, then rob later [The Herald]